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how to prepare and paint cement block walls in the basement

I am going to paint my cement block walls in the interior of the basement, need instructions and what materials to buy.

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Posted 2013-08-19T20:18:01+0000  by galininc galininc

Hello galininc!


Your project is easier than you probably imagined!


Behr Masonry, Stucco, and Brick Paint is self-priming and is perfect for cement block walls.


The product comes in flat or satin ... satin is easier to clean.


You'll need a 3/4th inch nap roller cover, a roller handle, drop cloth, tray, and tape.


Simply clean the walls and tape the edges; floor, ceiling, door frames, and window trim.


Place your drop cloth along the wall where you're working, fill the tray, load the roller cover, and paint.


Wait four-hours between your first and second coat.




Below-grade walls sometimes allow water to pass from outside the foundation into your basement.


If your walls have water passing through, you'll need to seal them with DryLok or Behr Basement and Masonry Waterproofer.


These products are mixed in a limited number of colors. Ask your Paint Associate to show you the color chart for each.

Posted 2013-08-20T20:16:24+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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